I learned how to spin wool from watching my grandmother.
Watashi wa o bāchan ga suru no o mite u-ru no tsumugikata o oboemashita.
I; me; private affairs; personal matter; secrecy; selfishness
topic marker particle; indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated); adds emphasis
granny; grandma; gran; female senior-citizen
indicates sentence subject (occasionally object); indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions); but; however; still; and
to do; to cause to become; to make (into); to turn (into); to serve as; to act as; to work as; to wear (clothes, a facial expression, etc.); to judge as being; to view as being; to think of as; to treat as; to use as; to decide on; to choose; to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.); to be (in a state, condition, etc.); to be worth; to cost; to pass (of time); to elapse; verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs"); creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go"); to be just about to; to be just starting to; to try to; to attempt to
indicates possessive; nominalizes verbs and adjectives; substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases; (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion; (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis; (at sentence-end, rising tone) indicates question
indicates direct object of action; indicates subject of causative expression; indicates an area traversed; indicates time (period) over which action takes place; indicates point of departure or separation of action; indicates object of desire, like, hate, etc.
to see; to look; to watch; to view; to observe; to look over; to look on; to assess; to examine; to judge; to look after; to keep an eye on; to take care of; to view (e.g. flowers, movie); to try; to try out; to see that...; to find that...
to memorize; to memorise; to commit to memory; to learn by heart; to bear in mind; to remember; to learn; to pick up; to acquire; to feel; to think; to regard
Readings: シ、 わたくし、 わたし
Meanings: private, I, me
Readings: ケン、 み.る、 み.える、 み.せる
Meanings: see, hopes, chances, idea, opinion, look at, visible
Readings: ボウ、 つむ.ぐ
Readings: ホウ、 かた、 -かた、 -がた
Meanings: direction, person, alternative
Readings: カク、 おぼ.える、 さ.ます、 さ.める、 さと.る
Meanings: memorize, learn, remember, awake, sober up